Stephanie Lecci

Lake Effect Web Producer

Stephanie joined WUWM in September 2008 as the Coordinating Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.

Stephanie began her career as an editorial assistant at her hometown newspaper, The Oyster Bay Guardian, on Long Island, NY. She fell in love with radio while working in the news department of Northwestern University’s campus radio station, WNUR. Later Stephanie interned at WALK-FM on Long Island, NY, the Daily Herald in Elgin, IL, WGN Radio in Chicago, IL, and at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio.

Prior to joining WUWM, she worked as a freelance reporter and news producer at WBEZ Chicago Public Radio where she reported on religion and arts stories and helped prepare the local newscasts during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Stephanie also held the position of associate producer of the nationally syndicated political radio show, Beyond the Beltway with Bruce DuMont.

Stephanie holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Stephanie lives on the East Side and loves oldies music, movies and anything by Aaron Sorkin.

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Irish Fest
10:21 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Milwaukee's Irish "Ma Mary" Cared for Colombia's Poorest

Milwaukeean Mary McCormick created several programs to help the poor in Colombia.
Credit Marquette University Press

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews authors Don Mueller and Jacqueline Maggiore about the life of Milwaukee's "Ma Mary" McCormick.

An Irish Milwaukee mother’s faith leads her to the slums of Colombia. Her story is being told in the Irish Fest Cultural Village today.

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Irish Fest
1:43 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Three Irish Symbols You Didn't Know Had Spiritual Origins

An early Celtic cross
Credit Jibi44/Wikimedia Commons

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Julianne Donlon about Irish spirituality.

Milwaukee's Irish Fest starts tonight, and after 30 years it's more than just one of the city's most popular ethnic festivals.

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Arts & Culture
3:24 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Genesis Guitarist Pays It Forward to Future Rock Musicians

Milwaukee native and rock star Daryl Stuermer will judge young rock guitarists.
Credit Wilson Center website

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews long-time member of the band Genesis Daryl Stuermer.

Milwaukee’s Daryl Stuermer made it big – as the lead guitarist for Genesis.  But he still lives here, and he’s helping young guitarists live their rock-and-roll dreams. 

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Arts & Culture
10:10 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Think Getting into College is Hard? Novel's 'Testing' is Downright Brutal

Joelle Charbonneau's first young adult novel puts a young girl in a dystopian future where college entrance exams are brutal.
Credit Joelle Charbonneau

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews dystopian young adult fiction writer Joelle Charbonneau.

Today’s ACT and SAT exams can be brutal, but in author Joelle Charbonneau's new book, some college admission tests are even lethal.

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Economy & Business
10:01 am
Tue August 13, 2013

How the U.S. Navy Impacts Milwaukee's Economy

Rear Admiral Dee Mewbourne.
Credit US Navy photo

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews Rear Admiral Dee Mewbourne.

A high-ranking naval leader says even though Milwaukee isn't on the high seas, the U.S. Navy is important to Milwaukee’s economic security.

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